Willamette Valley Pie pick up is November 15th. School picture retakes are November 17th. We are still collecting food for the Thanksgiving food drive until Thursday. Please send you non-perishable food items in with your student. The giving tree is located in the front office at Harrisburg Elementary School. Stop by, take an ornament and let the front office know which ornament number you selected for more information.
20 days ago, Darcey Edwards
Just a reminder, school will be in session from 8:10am-3:35pm on Monday and Tuesday. There is no late start this week due to the shortened week for conferences. The Harrisburg Christian Church will be hosting their Kids Harvest Carnival on October 31st from 5:30-7:30pm. There will be game booths, photo booth, bingo and candy. This event is for Harrisburg families and their kids through the 5th grade. Students may wear harvest or Halloween costumes on Monday, October 31st. We ask all costumes be school appropriate, this means no face paint, masks, accessories or gore. If a student’s costume has fake blood on it or in any way is not school appropriate we will contact families to bring a change of clothing to the school. If you bring a pet with you to drop off or pick up your students please follow these safety expectations. All animals must be on a leash. The leash should be at a length that keeps the animal by your side. Please remain on the sidewalk and off of the front grass. Thank you for your attention to this matter so all students and families feel comfortable. The booster club will have apparel available for purchase in the lobby on conference days. Come and pick up some new Eagle gear.
about 1 month ago, Darcey Edwards
Just a reminder, the school board adopted a new district calendar for the 22-23 school year. November 21st and 22nd will now be non-student days. We hope you enjoy this extra time with family and friends. The Harrisburg Christian Church will be hosting their Kids Harvest Carnival on October 31st from 5:30-7:30pm. There will be game booths, photo booth, bingo and candy. This event is for Harrisburg families and their kids through the 5th grade. Students may wear harvest or Halloween costumes on Monday, October 31st. We ask all costumes be school appropriate, including shoes and no masks or accessories. This week we will practice the earthquake, fire, Hold, Secure and Lockdown drills. We know when we practice we are more prepared in case of an emergency. More information will be coming home in the daily folders. It’s with great pleasure I get to announce our very own Mr. Buhler, our beloved PE teacher, was selected as Oregon Small Schools teacher of the year. This is a great honor for our school district and Mr. Buhler. His love for students, infectious personality and humor along with his huge heart and dedication to teaching make him the perfect winner of this award. We are so proud of him and all he represents as and Eagle. Please congratulate him the next time you see him.
about 1 month ago, Darcey Edwards
New school year Our campuses are full of students and staff excited to kick off the 2022-23 school year. It is wonderful to see everyone’s smile as students move about their perspective campuses. Over the summer some areas were painted while deep cleaning took place in every building. The old furnaces in the elementary school classrooms were replaced over the summer using federal funds. The new units provide heat and air condition which is greatly appreciated as the temperatures are in the upper 90’s this week. The school district provides one-hour weekly for professional learning community (PLC) time. The Harrisburg School District will have late start every Monday. Everything will begin one hour later. There are two weeks during the school year when there is a holiday on Monday, Labor Day and Memorial Day. The late start will move to Tuesday. This is true for next week when Monday, September 5 is Labor Day holiday. We will have late start on Tuesday, September 6, 2022. If you have daycare issues and need to get to work, you may drop your child off at the elementary or middle school at the regular time. We will provide a safe place for all k-6 grade students who cannot stay home one hour. Building principals will provide staff who will oversee the K-6 grade students who arrive during the PLC time. We welcome parent involvement and I would encourage you to support the Harrisburg PTA. There are ways to support your schools through site councils and booster club. Contact the building principal if interested in supporting your son/daughter’s school.
3 months ago, Bryan Starr
Hello everyone, I want to provide an update for the 2022-2023 school year. Currently, the district allows one hour a week, on Wednesdays, for staff to engage in professional Learning Communities (PLC’s). The goal of these PLC’s is for staff to work together for school and learning improvement. Part of this work entailed sending staff and building principals to White River School District for an up close look at a school district whose PLC process is efficient. One of the takeaways from that trip was the time and day for PLC’s to take place. The team came back recommending we change our PLC time from an early release on Wednesdays to a late start on Mondays.This means that, on Mondays only, students will arrive at school an hour later than usual. The district understands that many of our families will have daycare challenges that will result in a late start. If you have a K-6 student you will be able to drop your student off at their respective school at the normal time on Mondays. The district will be happy to provide a safe environment for all K-6 students who arrive before school on Mondays. Building principals will provide communication on the new late start time. This hour of time is very beneficial for our teachers to discuss their instruction while examining data collected each week from agreed upon student work. The Harrisburg School Board of Directors gave us the time to improve learning and our professional practice by doing the work of a PLC, layered under the four critical questions of learning; What do we want students to learn? How will we know if they have learned? What will we do if they don’t learn? What will we do if they already know it? Each team has identified essential standards, learning targets, instructional strategies and student engagement and unit pacing. Please contact your building principal for specific details concerning late start Mondays.
5 months ago, Bryan Starr
Letter to parents
9 months ago, Kim Kahle
Letter to parents
We will have a two hour delay today, Tuesday, December 14th.
12 months ago, Michele McRae
📣Friendly Reminder: This is the last week to bring in donations for the Thanksgiving Food Drive. We are also in need of gift cards to purchase the needed turkeys from Grocery Outlet Visit https://my.cheddarup.com/c/thanksgiving-food-drive-gift-cards To help with donating. Thank you! 💛🦅💜 https://my.cheddarup.com/c/thanksgiving-food-drive-gift-cards
about 1 year ago, Sheri Glover
District calendar adjustment Dear Parents and Guardians, I would like to extend a most sincere and heartfelt thanks to all of you for partnering with the school staff by bringing your children to school ready to learn while following the health protocols. Last year we were one of the few districts that had an elementary school open its doors on the first day of school, and stay open throughout the year. Our middle school was also one of a very few schools to welcome students back for full in-person days. Our high school, as well, had opened its doors to part time days for all students. During this time we didn’t have a single outbreak. All of us made major sacrifices and pivots to make sure that our students were safe and getting the best education available to them. We all worked extremely hard. This year, however, has been different. At the beginning of August we were forced to adapt to new mask mandates which created much controversy in our community. As cases began to rise we had many students who were forced to quarantine and every staff member stepped up and made sure that our quarantined students still had access to their education through online learning and packets being sent home. We are now beginning to see students experiencing learning loss and struggles behaving in the classroom. Many of our staff are working much harder and longer to compensate for the loss of learning by meeting with students virtually and creating packets. Staff shortages are creating a hardship on teachers and principals as they cover classes. In many ways our staff is working longer and harder and this year is proving to be much more difficult than last year. The school board voted last night to give staff a much needed work day and an extra day off during Thanksgiving week. Many districts in our region, and across the state, are providing staff with a much needed break. At the school board meeting on November 8th, I recommended to the school board that Monday, November 22nd be a non-student contact work day and that November 23rd be a paid day off for all staff. The school board voted unanimously in favor of this recommendation. Please note your children do not come to school the week of November 22nd so your families may enjoy time with family and friends during Thanksgiving. The board and district administrators want to recognize the great work all of our staff are doing and have done the past three months. Hope all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and celebrate all we have to be thankful for in this school district and community.
about 1 year ago, Bryan Starr
Dear Parents and Guardians, I want to thank all of you for your patience in dropping off your children and picking them up at the end of the day. It is wonderful having every student in person all day long with our teachers. In order to continue with in person learning we must follow the mask mandate. Recently some questions have come up concerning proper face coverings. Face Coverings as defined by OSHA and ODE means a cloth, polypropylene, paper or other face covering that covers the nose and the mouth and that rests snugly above the nose, below the mouth, and on the sides of the face. The following are not face coverings because they allow droplets to be released: a covering that incorporates a valve that is designed to facilitate easy exhalation, mesh masks, lace masks or other coverings with openings, holes, visible gaps in the design or material or vents. Students will be respectfully reminded to wear their mask properly or if they come with an improper face covering, they will be given a school mask for the day by school staff. If you have questions give your building principal or district office a call.
about 1 year ago, Sheri Glover
¡Hola familias del distrito de Harrisburg! Nomas quería presentar me para que sepan donde me pueden encontrar. Soy Amanda, y soy la coordinadora familiar del distrito. Si me necesitan para algo, me pueden llamar a la secundaria. El número de teléfono es 541-995-6551 y mi extensión por el momento es 222. Les actualizo cuando tenga mi extension permanente. El año pasado era la secretaria de la secundaria, con emoción y lista para 2021/2022, me presento en una posición en poder ayudarles más. Yo se que estaba más difícil en navegar como iba pensar el año escolar el último año, pero ahora estoy aquí para ayudarle con lo necesario y con preguntas o preocupaciones. Muchas gracias a todos por su paciencia y espero conocerlos más y que cuentan en mi para ayudarles a triunfar en donde están sus niños...la primaria, secundaria, y la prepa. Bienvenidos a otro año escolar. -- Amanda Munoz Secretary II Harrisburg Middle School 541-995-6551 Ext 263 amanda.munoz@harrisburg.k12.or.us
over 1 year ago, Sheri Glover
Hi Everyone, Last night at the school board meeting a parent posed the question of what the district stance is on CRT. It is not part of the state standards that we teach from. Here is a link from Oregon School Boards Association, OSBA. http://www.osba.org/-/media/Files/Resources/Equity365/2021-CRT-QandA.pdf?la=en
over 1 year ago, Bryan Starr
The Southern Linn Youth Services Team thanks the Siletz  Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund for their donation of $3106 for the 20-21 school year. It was their generosity that allowed the team to provide financial assistance to students and families in the Southern Linn region. Without the financial support of the STCCF our team could not have helped these families during this difficult school year. 
over 1 year ago, Megan Collett
Summer Mental Health support https://oregonyouthline.org/
over 1 year ago, Megan Collett
Dear Harrisburg Community, Last week we received new information relating to students wearing masks while at school, school athletic events, and extracurricular activities. It is important to know that these new guidelines are optional and do not have to be implemented by school districts. Harrisburg School District leadership has met and decided to adopt the following change to students wearing masks: Harrisburg School District staff, at their discretion, will allow students to remove their masks during supervised outdoor activities such as outdoor PE and recess. Students will still be required to wear masks while on campus and in classrooms and will still be required to maintain social distancing at all times. Thank you for partnering with us as we complete a very challenging school year. We are in the final few weeks of school and will finish EAGLE strong.
over 1 year ago, Bryan Starr
Dear Parents and Guardians, Yesterday, Governor Brown issued a video statement on how the new CDC guidance will be implemented in Oregon. In her statement she shared, "Nothing is changing for schools this school year, and I expect education staff and students to continue to wear masks and physically distance, as outlined in our Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance." This also applies to all other individuals on school campus, including but not limited to: family members, volunteers, visitors, SROs, and other partners. I hope you understand we must follow the Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance as established by the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority, OHA. ODE is currently working with OHA on guidance for next school year. Thank you for partnering with the school staff creating a safe and secure place for our children to learn and grow.
over 1 year ago, Bryan Starr
Dear Parents and Guardians, Please take the time to participate in the latest thought exchange. Also rate other peoples thoughts after submitting your own thoughts. The main question is, " As we move away from the restrictions created by the pandemic, what can the school district do to best support students? Thank you ahead of time for participating. Here is the link: https://my.thoughtexchange.com/633204942
over 1 year ago, Bryan Starr
Kindergarten Registration Please register your 21-22 kindergarten student now. We will be sending registered kinder parents information about our special drive through round up coming soon!!! https://harrisburg.registar.lblesd.k12.or.us/
over 1 year ago, Sheri Glover
Dear Parents and Community, This has been a challenging year for all of us and I want to thank you for your support as we provided the best education possible during these times. We are nearing the end of the school year and must remain vigilant in doing our part to keep everyone safe. Please remember we have specific mandates such as wearing masks and social distancing that must be followed. We are working hard following the guidance we receive from Oregon Department of Education, ODE and Oregon Health Authority, OHA. With only 8 weeks of school left, it is critical we are diligent in following the mandates, especially as the county metrics have climbed again. Masks must be worn at all times with the exception of eating and drinking. Masks must cover the mouth and nose. Please continue reminding your children to keep their masks on while on school property. Our elementary school has received some OSHA complaints placing a focus on our school and the potential of fines or closure. We have worked so hard to remain in compliance, so please remember to follow these guidelines and help each other by responding to reminders from staff or other individuals. I know that some of you have your vaccination and feel safe in public. Being vaccinated or not does not change the mandates that are required for schools. Whether we agree, disagree, or are just plain tired of COVID, we must follow the guidance to help our district from potential fines, potentially being closed early for the year or other more rigid mandates that could impact cohort size and schedules. I am so proud of our school staff and students who have endured a very tough school year. Thank you for understanding and assisting our staff with compliance.
over 1 year ago, Bryan Starr